In 1800s, European Nations Expanded Worldwide, and Encountered Resistance

Crash Course European History: "In 19th century Europe, with nation building well under way, thoughts turned outward, toward empire. This week, we're looking at how Europeans expanded into Africa, Asia, and Oceania during the 1800s. You'll learn about China and the Opium War, British India, and the Scramble for Africa." Transcript. SOURCES Hunt, Lynn. Making … Continue reading In 1800s, European Nations Expanded Worldwide, and Encountered Resistance

Contrasting Labor Movements in US, England, Europe, Australia

Why are the British and European social safety nets so much more expansive than the US? Why are British and European labor unions so much stronger and labor laws so much stricter than in the US? First of all, the industrial revolution started about 100 years earlier in Britain and Europe. Well before 1820, the … Continue reading Contrasting Labor Movements in US, England, Europe, Australia

What If Japan Successfully Occupied Or Colonized Australia?

Japan attacked Australia in February 1942, bombing Darwin. More than 200 Japanese aircraft attacked the town, ships in the harbor and a nearby airfield. About 250 people were killed. Unlike the US before Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, however, Australia had already declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941. Japan bombed Australia at … Continue reading What If Japan Successfully Occupied Or Colonized Australia?